The first comp meeting for fall 2012 is on September 13th, at 6pm in the Lamont Forum Room. The first asset management meeting will follow at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions!
The HFAC comp is an investing educational program which integrates learning with the management of an equity fund. Graduates of the program will become official HFAC Equity Analysts who can then aid in portfolio management as well as run for office on the executive board. All Harvard affiliates are eligible for the comp regardless of previous investment experience. The time commitement for the comp is 3 –4 hours per week, which includes meetings.
- Attendance at all but 3 comp meetings. Three absences are allowed, only one of which can be unexcused.
- Completion of all written assignments and general due diligence on reading and research.
- Presentation of a formal stock pitch during an extended club meeting.
Thursday meetings will be an hour lecture on a relevant topic in finance. Sponsors may present on occasion; most events will be posted to the Financial Analysts Club Facebook page. In addition to weekly lectures, all compers must attend a weekly sector meeting with their board member leaders. Both the lectures and the sector meetings are mandatory and allows specialization within a particular industry group.
Students will be expected to complete all reading and written assignments as well as stock research outside of organized meetings. This should amount to about 2 hours per week. Students will chose an industry to follow will analyze 2 stocks within that industry throughout the comp process. Weekly assignments will guide students through the analysis of their stocks.
All students will present a formal pitch of a stock at the last club meeting of the semester. This will be the final requirement of the comp.
Official admission decisions into HFAC will be based on the degree to which a student has satisfied the above requirements. The comp will not be competitive as HFAC has no quotas on admission.